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What is the Awstats Interface in cPanel?

Posted by Allura on 31 01 2018.

AWStats is a free and  powerful tool. AWstats provides advanced web, streaming, ftp and  mail server statistics. It is a log analyzer too and works as a CGI or from command line. It shows you all attainable information your log contains, in a few graphical web pages. It uses a partial information file to be able to process large log files. It can analyze log files from all major server tools like Apache log file, WebStar, IIS and a lot of other servers. AWStats works from the command line but also as a CGI. As a result, it can work with all web hosting providers such as Perl, CGI and log access.

The Key Features of the Awstats Interface:

AWStats provides the following information:

  • Number of visits and number of unique visitors
  • Authenticated users and last authenticated visits.
  • Domains or countries of host visitors.
  • Visits of robots.
  • Worms’ attacks.
  • HTTP errors (Page Not Found with last referrer, …).
  • Hosts lists, last visits and unresolved IP addresses list.
  • Most viewed, entry and exit pages.
  • key-phrases, keywords and Search engines used to find your site.
  • Ratio of Browsers with support of: Java, Flash, PDF reader, QuickTime reader, etc.

AWStats support the following features too

  • AWStats Can analyze a lot of log formats: Apache NCSA combined log files (XLF/ELF) or common (CLF), etc.
  • AWStats works from command line and from a browser as a CGI.
  • AWStats has unlimited log file size, support split log files.
  • AWStats supports Plugin for country detection from IP location.
  • AWStats provide Plugin for city detection from IP location.
  • AWStats supports Cross Site Scripting Attacks protection.
  • AWStats has a XML Portable Application Description.

How to use AWStats?

Your server must log web access in a log file you can read.

  • You must be able to run Perl scripts from command line and/or as CGI. For example, Perl 5.007003 or higher required to run AWStats 6.9 or higher.
  • You can also sort this by downloading last Perl version at ActivePerl (Win32) or
  • You can also visit AWStats F.A.Q. to have examples of supported OS and Web servers.